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The Sterilizing Research and Advisory Council of Australia (NSW) Inc. (SRACA), the professional body of Sterilizing Technology practitioners, was started in 1962.

SRACA (NSW) Inc. promotes high standards of practice in the provision of sterilizing and disinfection services. The Council works closely with TAFE towards maintaining a comprehensive, up to date education program. The production of our Journal "Sterilization in Australia" which is printed each April, August and december is one of the modes of disseminating this information.

SRACA also runs workshops and seminars to help keep sterilizing technology practitioners fully informed on the latest developments in technology.



If you are a current member and need to renew your membership or update your details click here.

Are you interested in becoming a member of SRACA NSW Inc? Benefits include industry updates, resources and information along with on-going professional development, workshops and seminars. If you have a passion for your career, you are in the right place. Network with others in the industry and keep your finger on the pulse. With a network across Australia, SRACA NSW Inc. offers membership to industry and students.

As a member you will also receive a copy of the Sterilization in Australia Magazine. Each issue covers the hot topics, light entertainment and news to ensure our members are up to date. For your free sample please contact us.

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Past Events

August Workshop

A presentation by Nicole Lapanaitis 3M- "Approaching the challenge head on. What is Risk and how do you see it?" A tour of the new Sterilising Simulated Department at the Kingswood TAFE campus Ending the day with a fun Halyard Wrap Race.

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Ballina Workshop

Beautiful Ballina By the Sea put on some glorious weather for our seminar on Sat April 16th.

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SRACA Vic Seminar

As a follow on to our highly successful State conference titled 2015 – The year of Challenge,

SRACA (Vic) is proud to present our 2016 Metropolitan seminar/workshop.

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Upcoming Events

2016 Australian and New Zealand SMART-FOLD* wrap race winners!!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 SMART-FOLD* Wrap Race - we received over 300 entries! The entries have been judged by an independent panel on the fastest time and most clinically acceptable wrap. We are very excited to announce that our three finalists in ANZ are:

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Evaluation of reprocessing of loaner surgical instruments used in orthopedic surgery

This is a study investigating protocols associated with reprocessing of heat resistant surgical instruments used in orthopedic surgery. As orthopedic instruments are very expensive, many surgeries are conducted using loaner instruments. The purpose of the study is to determine the role Central Sterile Service Departments (CSSD) play in supply and reprocessing of loaner orthopedic instruments. The study is being conducted by Associate Professor Karen Vickery and Dr Honghua Hu of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Contact either Karen Vickery on Ph 0422256323, email or Honghua Hu on 0423427722, email

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WFHSS 2016 17th World Sterilization Congress

For the first time ever the world of Sterilization will travel to the land down under, because in 2016 Brisbane, Australia will host the annual Congress of the World Federation for Hospital Sterilization Sciences (WFHSS). The Federation of Sterilizing Research & Advisory Councils of Australia (FSRACA) wish to warmly and formally invite you to participate in the WFHSS 17th World Sterilization Congress in Brisbane from 26th to 29th October 2016.

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